Tuesday, May 5, 2015

My Birthday Haul + Escape Room

My birthday has come and gone and now I get to (excitedly!) share my Birthday Haul with you guys. I'm super lucky to have such thoughtful people in my life and excited to be 31 and for all the adventures this birthday year might bring :)

It was fun to see the prominently pink birthday card haul and some happy kittens :) Also Jake's card bottom right was so sweet and listed on the back all the good reasons to be 31 :)

Mum got me this awesome vintage cat card, which I love everything about.

Mum also got me a vintage cat tin and brooch, cat socks (which make a sneaky round 2 appearance) and cute cat erasers!

I also have to show you the vintage wrapping paper my Mum used, isn't it the best!

I also got some super funny shirts, it took me a few seconds to get the shirt on the right but pretty obvious once you get it.  It's funny because growing up I was obsessed with guinea pigs (RIP cupcake and pixie!) and now I've gone cat crazy (with still a huge love for dogs too!)

My big bro draws these heart people called Hearties and he remembered my love of bo peep lollies!! + way too generous with cash gifitng.

I got this amazing Fluro pink dressing gown from Shane and Lynsey, if you know me, you know I looove pink and I looove being warm!! If you follow me on Instagram you may of seen me wearing it as well :)

Ben's mum sent me some cute paper and a cute little glittery tin

My cousin, heather and her family went above and beyond with their gift. So funny that two people bought me the same awesome socks - love it! I also got an awesome voucher to use up which I've already written up my Wishlist for :)

Last year, Isla (Shane's niece) gave me the cutest bottle cap necklace and this year she presented me with the sweetest loom bracelet, hand wrapped in printer paper :)

And lucky last Ben's card, he loaded me up with cash so after much deliberation aka, should I get an instax or not?!?!? I think I'll save it as my Melbourne spending money with my trip less than a week away now, weeeee!!

I should also mention Dad shouted us all to lunch and to play at Escape Hunt.  Do you guys have these puzzle type rooms where you live?  It's a relatively new concept for me but right up my nerdy alley - I not so secretly love solving things.  Unfortunately I left booking a little late so there was only the difficult room left but we managed to finish all the puzzles and disarm the "bomb" :) The place was super sweet and did give us a few clues and an extra three minutes at the end! 

My little bro, Jake, me, Dad and Ben :)
You may not know but I have this problem of being super competitive in board games and the such.  Before going into our Puzzle room I was so nervous and even the night before I was having nightmares of people not taking it as seriously as me - lol (I can laugh at my only weirdness luckily).  When we got in we had no idea what we were meant to be doing but we soon worked it out and picked up the pace but I can honestly say I've never had an hour disappear so quickly!

Despite me probably taking the thing way too seriously it was so fun and definitely up my alley, not only did you have to solve puzzles but there was even parts where you had to physically find things - okay I realise I'm sounding way too nerdy here :P Anyway, it was a super fun Birthday and I'm appreciative of all the love I got :)

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  1. Happy birthday Fee! I love that everyone is so supportive of your love for cats. I've literally never heard of Escape Hunt before and now I know where I'm going to take Robert for his birthday. He's really serious about board games/solving things too.

    Enjoy your Melbourne trip! Can't wait to see the photos.

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    1. He will love it, just make sure you book early and perhaps avoid the difficult room (that would be my advice) there is also a slightly cheaper one in the valley (but it books out pretty early!). Well I was pretty slack, I think if you book 2-3 weeks in advance you'll be fine :)

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  2. Happy Happy belated birthday Fee!! What awesome presents you received and Escape Hunt is such a fun idea! I think I'd probably be one to take it really seriously too. I can be quite competitive. Heehee

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    1. Thanks Trishie! Glad someone can relate and I think it's okay because we both can acknowledge our competitiveness :P

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  3. happy belated birthday. looks like you had a fun day... love all the kitty stuff :)))

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    1. A definite theme happening - thanks Petra!

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  4. what a great haul! and the puzzle room sounds so much fun!! happy happy belated birthday!!

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  5. Not too nerdy at all! Or maybe I'm just the same haha… ;)
    And you got a lot of cute things! I always look forward to your birthday posts and this one did not disappoint.

    Have fun on your trip! :)

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    1. April Birthday (nerdy!) peeps Unite! :) :) he he he

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  6. i've never heard of puzzel rooms, but totally love the concept. that sort of thing is right down my ally (as children, we used to play the game "clue" as live-action vs the actual board game). and i can totally relate to your anxiety leading up to the whole thing, i would've been the same way! you have wonderful family and friends, glad they all helped to make you feel special on your birthday. xo

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    1. Live action clue - I can't even imagine how that would go down but sounds amazing :) And yup they definitely all did make me feel super special :)

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  7. Hmmm my comments don't seem to want to show up - so this is take 2 hehe. Such awesome birthday fun, glad you had a good time at the puzzle room (despite the anxiety hehehe) and yeah super exciting about Melbourne trip yay!! Your mum & I obviously have similar taste in the sock department haha, ah well twice as warm! ;) love us heaps matey happy happy birthday!!

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    1. The blogger comment system is whack, there are so many times my comments get eaten up :( When I saw the socks I had to laugh! How awesome are you guys, you know me too well :) :) Thanks for making my Birthday special!

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  8. Happy Birthday Fee! Lovely stuff - your mum has great taste. :D xo

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    1. Thanks Sarah :) I got my love of vintage from her for sure!

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  9. Oh my I love all of your cat presents! Lol your family and friends seem to give seriously awesome presents. My favorite had to be the cat T shirts. And Escape Hunt sounds like a blast! I'm glad you had a good time with the people you love. :) again Happy Birthday :)
    Juli xx

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    1. Thanks Juli, the day was a super blast and I am totally fortune to have lovely friends and family :)

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  10. Happy belated birthday! Those cat socks are super rad, and I'm jealous of your puzzle room experience. There's one in Montreal now that I am dying to try out. glad to hear you had fun!

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    1. You should do it Mariko! Get your sleuth on :P Thanks for the birthday wishes!

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  11. Eeeep Happy Birthday once again sweet Fee! :) Everyone has wonderful taste in their presents, Dani commented also that he was so jealous (in a good way - not creepy one ;P) that your parents were so cool to get you such special presents. We have here an escape room and it is a place I have been tempted to go with friends but never decided when it would be an appropriate time. I smiled so much with your comment about the competitiveness, maybe I was too identified with it...but I won't never admit it ;) And please, can we mention how cute you look in a Sherlock attire????

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    1. Thanks Damaris! I wish I could have taken my blogger friends to escape hunt I feel like we would of all nailed it in extreme time (lots of good nerds on my side!) he he he he. I was a little sad you could only wear your Sherlock attire for the photo but still, any chance to dress up is a good chance! Maybe you, Dani and your friends Albert and Anna would ace it and personally a little competitiveness (or maybe a bit more than a little) could possibly be the key to winning! That's the way I like to spin it anyway :P

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  12. Nice haul! That puzzle room sounds heaps fun!! Happy birthday :-)

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  13. Happy birthday! Escape Hunt sounds amazing! I wish they had real life escape the room games here. I love the online ones.

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  14. Happy happy happy belated birthday! I'm so sorry to be sending best wishes so late — I'm catching up on my favorite blogs this afternoon and just got it! Looks like you got some wonderful things — and a healthy dose of color. So fun!

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    1. I'm trying to catch up too, I think I have like 150+ to catch up on so I completely understand - thanks for the Birthday wishes!!

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